Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits

Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits

This week, a special exhibit opened in Tokyo. If you like anime, namely Studio Ghibli, it is not to be missed. Neither is the one opening later this month.

The exhibit features the structures, the architecture, and the environments that appear in Studio Ghibli's films. This is a close-up look at the animated world the studio has created. On display, there are sketches and designs as well as background art and miniature dioramas.

I freaking love dioramas.

Below, you can see photos of the exhibit, courtesy Japanese site Netlab.

Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits
Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits
Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits
Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits

Above is a large diorama for 1974 anime Heidi, Girl of the Alps, which was directed by Isao Takahata, with Hayao Miyazaki working on the script and also doing design and layout. Both would go on to establish Studio Ghibli.

Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits

Here is a closer look of the Heidi house.

Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits
Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits

Castle in the Sky.

Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits
Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits

And here is the house from Ponyo.

Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits
Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits
Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits

One of the most impressive pieces is the huge Spirited Away bathhouse.

Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits
Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits

A look under the bridge.

Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits

The exhibit runs at the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum until December 14.

There is, however, another Studio Ghibli themed exhibit at the Edo-Tokyo Museum, which brings to life the house featured in upcoming anime When Marnie Was There. Below are photos courtesy of Netlab.

Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits
Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits
Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits
Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits
Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits
Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits
Anime Fans, Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits

This exhibit opens on July 27 and ends on September 15.

The When Marnie Was There recreation isn't the only real-world Studio Ghibli place you can visit. As previously introduced, Japan also has a full-scale replica of the My Neighbour Totoro house.

「ジブリの立体建造物展」スタート 建造物の正確さが生むジブリのファンタジーとは [Netlab]

ジブリ初のダブルヒロインに会いたい 「思い出のマーニー」の世界をセットで再現する種田陽平展 [Netlab]

Photos: Netlab, Facebook

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Comments

    "Don't Miss These Studio Ghibli Exhibits" Oh I'll just book a ticket to Tokyo right now.

      I'm grateful we live in a part of the world where we can at least consider flying to Tokyo at $300 each way in just 9 hours.

        300 each way, during typhoon season.

          500 each way . still not bad

          *Jetstar had a special back in February, roughly $300 each way from Sydney via Cairns

            Right because I can get that kind of deal for something i plan last minute. Also food and luggage is usually extra on budget flights.

              Man, people can become dicks on the internet so quickly

      Agree. I saw this link and thought 'Ohh, kotaku.com.au, it must be somewhere in Australia'. So naive of me...

      Was pretty timely for me, fly out of Tokyo Wednesday night with nothing planned that day (Ghibli museum was today to even further add to the stories applicability)

      So thanks for the article kotaku.

    Sweet!! Im gonna be in japan for a week in September, Ill add this to my itinerary! Thank you!!

    I want to go to there...

    I went to the Arriety exhibition some years back, where they built the Borrowers' dwelling at human scale- which meant that of course it was many many times larger than the life scale. Excellent. Which makes it sad that although I will be in Japan I won't be able to get to the Marnie exhibition (I'll be in Nagoya.)

    I used to watch the German version oh Heidi. I have the box set of the Heidi movies even. I never knew that it as made by them. Thank you for that! You just made me full of joy.

    Now my kids will watch them again.

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